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Putin, Lukashenko hold phone call over Belarus crisis

According to Kremlin’s statement, the two sides agreed on further regular contact at various levels and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening allied relations.
24.08.2020 - 18:06

Russian President Vladmir Putin and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko spoke by telephone on Monday and discussed the situation in Belarus, the Belta news agency reported.

LUKASHENKO INFORMED PUTIN ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENTS

The Belarusian state-run agency also reported the two leaders had agreed that Belarusians would take part in Phase Three trials of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine. Belarus would be the first foreign country to receive deliveries of the vaccine, Belta added.

Russia is a close ally of Belarus where Lukashenko is facing the biggest challenge of his 26-year rule, amid protests over a disputed Aug. 9 presidential election.